There are energy pathways, or meridians, within the body that channel our Chi ~ life force energy. Chinese medical theory states that it is the smooth flow of Chi throughout this meridian system that keeps us healthy. Conversely, any blockage or stagnation of energy within the system causes dis-ease of the body, mind and spirit (physical, psychological, and emotional). By balancing the energy, the body and mind can follow its own natural impulse to heal itself.
ZEnergy Balancing combines the best of acupressure, Thai stretching, myofascial release, and sound therapy. It starts with an Oriental diagnosis of the Dan Tien or Hara (the abdominal area). Reflecting what is going on with you at any given moment, the Hara tells us which of the meridians most need to be brought back into balance and determines the focus of the treatment. Thus your session is uniquely tailored to your current needs and is more effective than working on all of the meridians briefly. Understanding Chinese Medicine’s Five Element theory allows Diedre to see into your daily life as it relates to your physical and emotional states.
The client lies on a mat on the floor, dressed in loose, comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Using palms, thumbs, forearms, elbows and/or knees, the therapist "dances" around the body, applying the appropriate pressure for the type of energy in the targeted meridians. Applying stretches and rotating the limbs opens the meridians and gives the additional assessment information and treatment throughout the session. At times, the therapist may also use sound therapy to unblock particularly stubborn areas; as well as myofascial release techniques.
~ Relief from common physical symptoms, such as stress, fatigue, joint pain and stiffness, muscle tension,
anxiety and headache
~ Increased range of motion, particularly for the shoulders, neck, hips and back
~ Deep relaxation and a more complete relationship of body, mind and spirit ¨
~ Enhanced self-awareness, inner peace and harmony